I can’t imagine that I’ll see anything much better on the internet this year as the Box of Clouds. Kim Laughton has taken a cheap little photo-viewer keyring, packed it with images of the sky, taken off the back-light and housed it in this cute little tin. When you feel like you need some nice clouds (and I do often as I work in a place with no windows at all) you just flip the lid, hold it up to a light and you have slide-show of sky goodness. Genius.
The Tin is another beauty. Some idea but this time the viewer is packed behind along with “watch parts, insect wings etc” (to create a 3D effect) and a slide-show is played through a peep-hole. Love it.
There are 1000 photos in The London Police Flickr Pool. That means that over the 35 months of its life, the Flickr community have added an average of approximately 1 photo per day and I think it’s made this pool one of the best street art groups on Flickr.
Joo Youn’s Polite Umbrella has a neat little handle that allows you to mould the footprint of the umbrella to suit your surroundings. “Users can easily adjust their umbrellas anytime by pulling a handle so that they can protect themselves from harsh winds or bumping into others.”[Cheers Thomas]
Take one famous artist, have him paint one of his pieces on the street and watch it being ignored by 96% of of the passing public. Now that’s a very disappointing statistic for so many reasons don’t you think?